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With each episode, street photographer Valerie Jardin brings you a new facet from the exciting world of street photography. You'll learn the art, technique, tools and psychology related to this new era of street-wise photojournalism.

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Jan 20, 2018 This Week in Photo
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In this show @Frederick Van Johnson @Steve Brazill and @PhotoJoseph briefly discuss TWiP’s hiatus, then tear into GoPro and the failure of their Karma Drone. Then we’ll discuss low-light photography tips and finally we’ll round things out with a panel discussion around their favorite cameras. 1. NEWS: GOPRO QUITS THE DRONE BUSINESS & CES PICKS GoPro fires hundreds of employees and says the Karma drone will be the last drone it ever makes. 2. GEAR: PANASONIC GH5S, SONY, CANON &...
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Sep 15, 2016 This Week in Photo
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[alert type=green ]ANNOUNCEMENT: Goodbye! This is my last show as the host of Street Focus and it's been an amazing experience! I am starting a new adventure with my very own podcast Hit The Street with Valerie Jardin ~ A Photography Podcast which will start airing on Sept 22. THANK YOU to all of you for listening to me on Street Focus for 104 episodes![/alert] This week on Street Focus my good friend and photographer Ian MacDonald helps me answer a few questions  about mirrorless technology,...
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Sep 8, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 103: Street Tips with Patrick La Roque This week on Street Focus, Montreal based photographer Patrick La Roque gives us his top street tips. I'm sure you will enjoy this fun conversation, I did! Patrick La Roque is a speaker, writer and professional photographer from Montreal, Canada. He is an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and founder of the KAGE COLLECTIVE, an international group specializing in visual storytelling and documentary work. www.laroquephoto.com...
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Sep 1, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 102: Streets of the World - Detroit with Andrew Shields This week on this episode of Street Focus, we are going to Detroit, Michigan and Andrew Shields is your local guide for this new adventure! Who is Andrew Shields? A Metro Detroiter since I could crawl, I've always had an interest in the city. Trips to Tiger Stadium with my parents as a child, then live music with my now wife in the city's small venues as a teen; Detroit remains a destination. Photography classes in my youth...
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Aug 25, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 101: Through Our Eyes Project with Jason Williamson About the Project: The Through Our Eyes Project hands out cameras to people who are living on the street, in a local shelter or are otherwise affected by homelessness. Unlike any project before, the homeless in communities will have an integral hand in helping expose the issue of homelessness rather than merely being the problem that others are trying to solve. Through Our Eyes Project is bigger than a social experiment. It's...
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Aug 18, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 100: Celebrating 100 Episodes This week my good friends and veteran podcasters Ibarionex Perello and Martin Bailey join me to celebrate 100 episodes of Street Focus and talk about what keeps us going week after week. THANK YOU to you, the listeners, for sticking with me every week! Also, a big thank you to Jane Sheers for her creativity in making a special banner photo for this episode!
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Aug 11, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 99: Q&A and Street Challenge This week on Street Focus my guest is my good friend Alec Hosterman. Together we answer questions about photography education, workflow and editing time sent by Levi Shand and Ludo. We also give the winners of the Street Challenge, announce a new one and give our picks of the week! By day, Alec Hosterman is a mild-mannered Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies program at Longwood University where he teaches courses in public relations,...
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Aug 4, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 98: Video Basics with Lee Herbet Okay, this is not about street photography, but we all need a bit of video education. So I decided to invite Lee Herbet on the show to share some basic tips to get started. I hope you learn something new! Who is Lee Herbet? Born in the Middle East and raised in Africa. Lee has lived in 5 countries and 4 continents which has fed his love of travel and learning as much as he can about other cultures. When not traveling he splits his time between...
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Jul 28, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 97: New Beginnings with Jimmy Lee Who is Jimmy Lee? I am a keen photographer based in London, my main passion is capturing street, documentary & events in a completely candid style. Although I do dabble in other things like nature, it nearly always has a human element.  I have been shooting seriously for just over 18 months and due to being laid off after 30 years in January, I decided to put my camera to use by volunteering locally and starting up my first projects. My Local...
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Jul 21, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 96: Streets of the World - Austin, Texas with Dickie Bennett In this Street of the World segment, we are going to Austin, Texas and your guide for this adventure is local photographer Dickie Bennett. Who is Dickie Bennett? I was born in Austin TX. In 1957 and lived there until 2001 when I moved to the suburbs just outside of Austin. I have been a professional hairstylist for the past 40 years and into photography since I was about 16 years old. I love all kinds of photography but...
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Jul 14, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 95: Photographing the National Conventions with Steve Simon This week on Street Focus, street photographer Steve Simon talks about photographing the National Conventions and so much more. Enjoy! Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting the beauty and drama of the human condition his entire photographic life. The author of five critically-acclaimed photography books with works in major museum collections worldwide, he is on the faculty of the International Center of...
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Jul 7, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 94: Street Tips with Molly Porter This week on Street Focus, Chicago based street photographer Molly Porter shares her top 10 street tips. Who is Molly Porter? Molly’s photography journey began three years ago with an iPhone, Instagram and her daily commute. Molly soon found that photography was a way to express dormant creativity and engage with the world around her. Today, her portfolio encompasses classic street photography, portraiture and studio work. Her work has been shown...
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Jun 30, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 93: Q&A and Street Challenge Today on Street Focus, my friend Karen Hutton and I answer questions about tying shots together, alternative photography sites and creative ways to show your work. The questions were sent to us by Andrew Lossing, Angga Cahyadi Santoso and Clovis Rosa. Visit Karen's website, download her ebook and more at www.karenhutton.com And The Winners Are... Monty Montgomery Juan Paolo Alicante Andrew Shields Congrats! All three winners will receive an ebook of...
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Jun 23, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 92: Small Town Street Photography This week on Street Focus my guests and I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a street photographer in a small town. Ken Lyons from Kapunda, Southern Australia and Monty Montgomery from Oshkosh, Wisconsin share their stories. Monty Montgomery - Website Photography has been a part off my life since I can remember. When in the 5th grade my parents gave me a Polaroid Swinger, a black and white instant camera. After high school and my...
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Jun 16, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 91: Photo Exhibit Special This week on Street Focus, my guest is Jeff Harrington, the director and curator of the Mpls Photo Center. We discuss my experience jurying my first international call for entry Meet Me Downtown as well as my solo exhibit Paris Je T'aime from idea to grand opening, and all the steps in between. The opening of Paris Je T'aime video: My amazing experience working with WHCC:   Meet Me Downtown Call for Entry opening video: Please note that we are planning...
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Jun 9, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 90: The Buffalo That Could Not Dream with Felix von der Osten Please enjoy my conversation with German photographer Felix von der Osten who spent several weeks on a native american reservation and photographed daily life. Felix von der Osten (b. 1989) is a freelance documentary photographer and Drone Pilot from Germany. He is specially interested social and cultural issues documenting it with analog large- and medium- format photography, as well with the Wet Plate Collodion...
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Jun 2, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 89: Q&A and Street Challenge This week on Street Focus, my guest co-host is Susan Rosenberg Jones. Together we answer questions about promoting your street photography, how to put together a portfolio and more. Special thanks to Rob Wareham, Yuri Rasin, Bud James and Michael Schmitt for submitting your questions. About my guest co-host, Susan Rosenberg Jones:  Susan Rosenberg Jones was born and raised in Boston, and moved to New York City in 1976. She holds a BS in Education...
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May 25, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 88: Streets of the World - Bangkok with Rammy Narula Rammy Narula is a Bangkok-based photographer with a deep passion for travelling and exploring the streets. His work covers personal projects, portraits, and photography resulting from countless hours roaming the streets of the cities he visits. His most recent work, Platform 10, a project that was shot on a single platform at the Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok, has been widely featured and is being made into a photobook...
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May 19, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 87: Street Tips with Andreas Ott This week on Street Focus, German street photographer Andreas Ott gives us is top 10 street tips. Andreas Ott is a passionate street photographer based in Bonn and Cologne, Germany. He is a family father, works full time in IT and photographs mostly after work and during his daily routines. He specializes on urban geometry and surreal, funny scenes in everyday life. Andreas is a Street Photography Cologne Collective member and takes his pictures...
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May 12, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 86: One Hour With Peter Turnley My guest this week does not need an introduction. He has covered the world's most important events for the past 30 years. His images have appeared on the covers of the most prestigious news magazines. Please enjoy an hour with Peter Turnley! Peter Turnley is renowned for his photography of the realities of the human condition. His photographs have been featured on the cover of Newsweek forty-three times and are published frequently in many of the...
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May 5, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 85: Q&A and Street Challenge This week my guest co-host is my friend and former student Ken Lyons. We answer questions regarding photo workshops both from a student's and instructor's perspectives. The questions were sent to us by Shawn Brezny, Kimberley Britt Saros, Steve Brokaw and Alec Hosterman. Connect with Ken Lyons via his website. And the winners are... The last street challenge was Humor on the Streets. Ken picked a photograph by Jane Sheers   Valerie picked a...
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Apr 28, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 84: Visual Stories with Patrick La Roque Please enjoy my conversation with Montreal based photographer Patrick La Roque. We discuss how his street photography has changed his commercial work, working with a collective and many other things! Patrick La Roque is a speaker, writer and professional photographer from Montreal, Canada. He is an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and founder of the KAGE COLLECTIVE, an international group specializing in visual storytelling and documentary...
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Apr 21, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 83: A Conversation With AP Photo Editor Richard Vogel This week I sit down with LA based AP photo editor Richard Vogel, we talk about his career and the many challenges photo journalists face today. Who is Richard Vogel? I currently work as a Photo Editor for the Associated Press in Los Angeles with over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry, I previously worked as a photographer for the AP based in Hanoi, covering news and features throughout Asia. I studied fine art...
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Apr 13, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 82: Street Tips with Matt Hart Today my guest is photographer Matt Hart. He shares his top 10 street tips with you in a really fun conversation. I hope you enjoy it! Matt Hart is a black and white Photographer based in Liverpool. He is an official  Fujifilm X Photographer; a Formatt Hitech featured Artist and the founder of The Fujiholics Social Media Group. Annual projects have helped Matt to focus on his personal development within the industry constantly challenging his own...
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Apr 7, 2016 This Week in Photo
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STREET FOCUS 81: Q&A AND STREET CHALLENGE In this episode of Street Focus, my guest co-host, Nicholas Goodden and I answer questions about the social media platforms we use and why, how to deal with coming back empty from a photo walk and more. Questions were sent to us by Jim Lee, Andrew Hyde and @Rockporttwentyseven. MY GUEST CO-HOST THIS WEEK: NICHOLAS GOODDEN Nicholas Goodden is a London based urban street photographer, founder of the "Street Photography London" blog and...
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Mar 31, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 80: Meet Me Downtown ~ A Call For Entry Juried By Valerie Jardin I am honored to be the juror for a new Call for Entry titled Meet Me Downtown at the Minneapolis Photo Center this Spring. In this episode Jeff Harrington, the executive director at MPC, gives us information about calls for entry and tips on how to enter this one. I hope you enjoy the show! Show us your best street photography, captured in your own city or in a city you love. Read carefully the Call for Entry and...
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Mar 24, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 79: Streets of the World - Dubai with Bjorn Moerman In this new Streets of the World segment on Street Focus, I am taking you to Dubai and your local guide for this adventure is Bjorn Moerman, a.k.a. The Flying Photographer. Who is Bjorn? Björn Moerman often refers to himself as "the flying photographer"; combining his passion for aviation with a photography hobby that got out of hand. As an airline captain for a large Middle Eastern airline, he visited over 85 of the...
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Street Focus 78: #DoSomethingForNothing with Joshua Coombes and Laurent Demartini A few months ago I received a touching email from Joshua Coombes in the UK. He reached out to ask if I could document his #DoSomethingForNothing project, cutting hair of the homeless on the streets of Paris in December. I immediately wanted to take part but unfortunately I was not going to be in Paris that week. I immediately contacted local photographer Laurent Demartini to see if he could help Josh. Laurent's...
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Mar 10, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 77: Q&A and Street Challenge This week my guest co-host is travel photographer Rick Sammon. Together we answer questions about interacting with subjects on the streets, how to handle a complaint and whether or not we have an objective when we hit the streets with our camera and much more. The questions were submitted by Sheila Bodine, Chan May Soe, Leidov Magelssen and Andy Murdoch. A few words about Rick Sammon: Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick...
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Mar 3, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 76: Street Tips with Ibarionex Perello In this new Street Tips segment of Street Focus, my good friend and L.A. based Photographer Ibarionex Perello offers 10 tips inspired by quotes from great photographers he admires. Ibarionex Perello is a Los Angeles-based photographer, writer and host & producer of The Candid Frame photography podcast. He has over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry and his work has appeared in numerous publications including Outdoor...
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Feb 25, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 75: Streets of the World - Prague with Michal Fanta This week is a new Streets of the World segment on Street Focus and I'm taking you to Prague. Your guide for this adventure is local photographer Michal Fanta. Who is Michal? Prague based documentary and fine art photographer interested in all shapes and forms of life. Even though Michal found photography at an early age, and he played around with cameras throughout his childhood, Michal immersed himself in the art of making...
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Feb 18, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 74: Sleeping Commuters with Michael Rammell We often talk about the importance of personal projects on this show and making the time to go out with the camera every day. Today my guest is UK photographer Michael Rammell. He embarked on a photographic journey during his daily commute to work and photographs sleeping commuters. In this episode we talk about his projects, the idea behind it and how much he’s learned so far. Who is Michael Rammell? I'm based in Virginia Water in...
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Feb 11, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 73: Q&A and Street Challenge This week my guest co-host is the new executive director of the Minneapolis Photo Center, Jeff Harrington. He gives advice to photographers interested in exhibiting their work in a gallery and much more. Thank you Rich Flansburg, Ken Lyons, Steve Brokaw and Kim Britt Saros for submitting your questions. Who is Jeff Harrington? When I was 8 years old my mom returned from Reub’s Camera in Minot, ND with a pack of 24 color prints from the family...
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Feb 4, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 72: Cherie Does America This week my guest is Australian photographer Cherie McKay, she just completed a 6 week trip across the United States on her own and she talks about her adventure. Melbournian to the heart, divorced mum of four boys, Cherie is an entrepreneur, photographer and writer.  She ventured into photography after spending over ten years in the corporate sector but quickly realised the world didn’t need another portrait photographer – instead the world needed...
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Jan 28, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 71: Street Tips with Martin Waltz In this episode, Martin Waltz shares his top 10 street photography tips. We had a fun conversation, I hope you enjoy listening! About Martin: Martin U Waltz is an internationally acclaimed award winning photographer based in Berlin, Germany. His photographic work focusses on  portrait and street photography. Martin teaches photography at The Arcanum. Martin is a keen observer of the fragility and transiency in urban life. In his street...
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Jan 21, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 70: Streets of the World - London with Iwona Pinkowicz This is a new Streets of World episode and I'm taking you to London. Iwona Pinkowicz is your local guide for this adventure. Who is Iwona? "I was born and raised in Przemysl, a small town in South East Poland.  After finishing college I moved to London and I have been extremely lucky to call it home for the past 13 years. After moving to London I worked in many different professions but eventually settled in digital...
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Jan 14, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 69: Q&A and Street Challenge This week my guest co-host is Bob Patterson, the publisher of Street Photography magazine. Together we answer questions about blogging, whether or not street photographers should only shoot street and if street photography can be considered dangerous. Thank you @MyStreetPix, @barrowlone and Andy Murdoch for sending in your questions! A few words about Bob Patterson: I fell in love with photography at the age of 10 when I began to shoot  with my...
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Jan 7, 2016 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 68: The Social Documentary Network with Glenn Ruga Today my guest is Glenn Ruga, the founder of The Social Documentary Network and ZEKE magazine. Glenn Ruga is a graphic designer, photographer, and a life-long human rights activist. About Glenn Ruga: Ruga has created traveling and online documentary exhibits on the struggle for a multicultural future in Bosnia, the war and aftermath in Kosovo, and on an immigrant community in Holyoke, Mass. In February 2010, Ruga curated SDN's...
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Dec 31, 2015 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 67: Photo Resolutions for 2016 Street Photographer Marco Larousse and I spend an hour talking about project ideas, tips and resolutions for 2016. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Connect with Marco Larousse: www.MarcoLarousse.com, www.FujiXfiles.com, Twitter: @HamburgCam, Flickr group, Podcast. Links to a few sites, books and other resources we mentioned on the show. Valerie's Museum-Goers project Article about different ways to approach street photography. Vivian Maier: Street Photographer,...
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Dec 24, 2015 This Week in Photo
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Street Focus 66: Wild Life vs. Street Life This week my good friend and acclaimed wildlife and nature photographer Martin Bailey joins me in a friendly nature versus street photography face off. We had a lot of fun recording this special episode, I hope you have fun listening to it too! Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer, originally from England, though he has lived in Japan since 1991. His work takes him around the globe, including running popular landscape and wildlife tours...